Isle Of Wight 5 Day Festive - Shanklin Hotel
- Duration: 5 days
- Board Basis: Half Board
- Tour Ref: D2TALF5200XM
- Travel Type: Coach
Shanklin boasts a long, safe sandy beach which lies at the foot of the spectacular cliffs on which most of the town is situated. The two are connected by a cliff lift. The traditional seaside part of town blends into the picturesque thatched cottages of Shanklin Old Town at the head of the impressive Shanklin Chine. The delightful nature trail through the Chine is not to be missed and includes a surprising relic of the Second World War - a section of PLUTO - the Pipeline Under The Ocean - which was used to pump fuel under the sea to France for the Normandy landings. Although a quieter and more intimate resort than Sandown it nevertheless has its own theatre, lively pubs and entertainments.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Christmas Festive ProgrammeMonday
Sherry reception on arrival followed by dinner and dancing.
Tuesday (Alias Christmas Eve) Full Day Excursion to Newport
We travel through Shanklin and Ventnor and onto Newport, the capital, county town and island's administrative and commercial centre, with its pedestrianised town centre making ideal conditions for shopping and browsing.
Wednesday (Alias Christmas Day)
Morning competition to guess the weight of the Christmas Cake. Traditional Christmas lunch with 'Santa' and presents. Afternoon tea and games. Dinner followed by dancing and entertainment.
Thursday (Alias Boxing Day) Half Day Excursion to Cowes
Cowes is a small, bustling and colourful town - its yachting heritage interwoven into the very fabric of the town. The High Street, following recent pedestrianisation, is a pleasant place to explore on foot and for shopping. Back at the hotel enjoy a pre-lunch glass of punch followed by Grand Boxing Day Lunch. Free afternoon followed by dinner and fancy dress farewell dance (please bring a costume).
Depart hotel after breakfast.
Individual hotel programmes may differ slightly from this programme.
The Shanklin Hotel
One of the best known hotels on the island, the Shanklin is situated in Shanklin town with superb views from its magnificent Starlite Restaurant and many bedrooms. Shanklin Old Village is a few minutes' walk away and the beach is accessible via the nearby cliff lift. Facilities include an impressive reception area, splendid bar, spectacular Starlite Restaurant with dance floor, indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna and games room. 89 bedrooms with central heating and private bath or shower and WC (almost all have bath with shower over the bath). All bedrooms have tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer and television. Entertainment is provided most evenings in the bar lounge. Free WiFi in public areas. The lift serves almost all bedrooms. Car parking is available.
Tel: 01983 862286 A Leisureplex Hotel
AA Three Star Rated.
Note for clients with a mobility impairment: this hotel has 2 ground floor bedrooms. There is level access to the bar, restaurant, lounges and ground floor rooms from Reception and the main entrance. Bedroom floors have small changes of level. Please ensure you submit a Special Needs form if you are mobility impaired.